Mr. Roosevelt
Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

In her feature directorial debut, NoŽl Wells portrays Emily, a talented but hard-to-classify comedic performer who left behind her home and boyfriend to pursue career opportunities in L.A. When a loved one falls ill, Emily rushes back to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Cult Movies
Release Date: November 17, 2017
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Abbey Bender
Village Voice

Mr. Roosevelt may be slight, but it's buoyed by Wells's self-deprecating humor.

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Kimber Myers
Los Angeles Times

Wells doesn't just focus on her laugh-out-loud funny performance or insightful script: she displays a real eye for the cinematic with shot-on-film visuals that elevate her movie and lavish attention on its Texas setting.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Wells' first feature is a promising debut behind the camera.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

Ms. Wells is appealing onscreen and is a smart writer.

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David Ehrlich
indieWire

It's a reminder that the 21st century is going to be full of coming-of-age films about 30-year-olds, and it's compelling evidence that that might be alright.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... sharply observed, with an endearing quirky sense of humor and a genuine affection for its setting.

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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

The premise of Mr. Roosevelt is pretty slight, but it's filled with funny performances and biting snippets of social commentary.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Modest but funny, it makes a fine calling card for a performer deserving of bigger things.

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Jessica Baxter
Hammer to Nail

Wells is more than just a great storyteller. She also has a fantastic cinematic eye, choosing to shoot on good old 35 mm. The warmth of celluloid is no less than a beautiful city like Austin deserves.

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